MA in Cultural Sustainability (MACS)

Goucher's Master of Arts in Cultural Sustainability is a completely unique program. You will learn how to work closely with individuals and communities to identify, protect, enhance, and advocate for important traditions, ways of life, cherished spaces, and our vital relationships to each other and the world. As a result, you will become a leader, writer, thinker, teacher, activist, and/or entrepreneur who will take action to counter the powerful forces that endanger communities and threaten cultural equity around the world.

MACS Instructor Selina Morales Honored

Impacto Latin Newspaper named Morales as one of the 2017 Delaware Valley's Most Influential Latinos for her work as director of the Philadelphia Folklore Project.

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Think Globally, Act Locally

In this era of increasing homogeneity and globalization, local history, traditions, and ways of life are among our most endangered resources and precious assets. By strengthening and building on the foundations of these resources—whether artistic, linguistic, musical, economic, or environmentalwe begin to counter the powerful forces that endanger communities around the world.

Integrated Advocacy

Our M.A. in Cultural Sustainability brings together knowledge from cultural anthropology, public history, folklore, ethnomusicology, communications, leadership studies and management, museum education, community development, and activism to teach you to effect positive, community-driven change in the cultures you care about mostwhether it be an African village, an American inner-city neighborhood, a remote tribe in Asia, or a threatened public space just down the street. The discipline of cultural sustainability can be and will be applied wherever valued ways-of-life are at risk.

Why choose Goucher?

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    WATCH NOW: "I love the Cultural Sustainability program mainly because every class that I've taken so far I've been able to tie it to the needs of my community." -Candy Testa '18 | M.A. in Cultural Sustainability

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    WATCH NOW: "What I love about this program is that all the professors are working in the field." -Sandra Sarrouf '18 | M.A. in Cultural Sustainability